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writnoun [C]

 us   /rɪt/ law
a legal document from a court of law which orders someone to do something or not to do something
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"writ" in British English

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writnoun

uk   /rɪt/  us   /rɪt/
  • writ noun (DOCUMENT)

[C] specialized law a legal document from a law court that tells you that you will be involved in a legal process and explains what you must do: There have been at least seven writs issued against him for late payment of bills. She has served a writ for libel on the newspaper (= she has delivered it to them officially).
  • writ noun (AUTHORITY)

[U] formal the authority to rule or make laws: holy writ

writverb

uk   /rɪt/  us   /rɪt/ old use
past participle of write
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writnoun [C]

uk   us   /rɪt/
LAW a legal document from a court which orders someone to do something or to not do something: issue/serve a writ The company served a writ on the newspaper for publishing false accusations.be served with a writ The author has been served with a writ which he will be contesting.
(Definition of writ from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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